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"Can you document the claim you make there about
Amy Goodman's salary being over $1 million?"

From Ken Adachi, Editor
December 21, 2013

"Can you document the claim you make there about Amy Goodman's salary being over $1 million?" (Dec. 21, 2013)

Reader Questions Amy Goodman's Million(s) Plus Yearly Salary (Dec. 21, 2013)

On 12/21/2013 12:35 PM, Dennis Allard wrote:

I saw your page

Can you document the claim you make there about Amy Goodman's salary being over $1 million?

Dennis Allard


Hi Dennis,


"In a contract that remains secret, Amy Goodman is also receiving $1 million per year for a five-year period that began in 2002, according to Pacifica Treasurer Jabari Zakiya, to continue doing what has become Pacifica's flagship morning news program. This is more than double Goodman's officially stated stipend of $440,000 per year from Pacifica Radio. "

In 2011, she reported being paid $148K by Democracy Now, one of her tax exempt properties, that was essentially seized from the Pacifica Foundation in 2001 by Amy Goodman and made her own (see article below). You can't effect that kind of putsch unless you have Illuminated, Big Money guns behind you. And she does.

How much does she receive annually from Deep Dish TV and the many foundation grants that typically bring in 6 -7 million annually to DN alone? The one million annual salary from 2002-2007 was just from Pacifica radio. How about the other 800+ radio and TV stations that carry her? Are they getting DN free while Pacifica, her "membership supported," non-profit Leftist flagship station, has to pay? Do millionaires like Amy keep their money in a suitcase under their bed or do they invest it in income-producing vehicles like stocks, real estate, etc. I conservatively guessed that her actual income was in the 2- 4 million range at the time I wrote the article, but I probably under guessed it by a wide margin. Rush Limbaugh makes about 70 million a year (with $37 million yearly from Clear Channel through 2016). Wouldn't Amy have a similar audience capture on the political Left? If so, isn't it reasonable to expect a similar earnings range?

As you can glean from the article below, Amy Goodman goes out of her way to keep her income secret and her Illuminated benefactors like the CIA's Ford Foundation, Soros, and Rockefeller hidden from public awareness as it would diminish her fabricated image of Truth Minister for the 99 percenters while she's actually a well-subsidized, Jewish one percenter who assiduously avoids the topics of Zionism and Israel's role in orchestrating the takeover and control of America to serve Zionism's NWO, One World government agenda.

Regards, Ken Adachi

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From Dec 6, 2003 web crawl

Paul DeRienzo
Executive Producer
The Gary Null Show
646-505-4660 ext. 165

The Legend of Amy Goodman
By Paul DeRienzo

The name that would not be spoken at the last meeting of the Interim Pacifica National Board in New York City was arguably the central figure of the five station Pacifica Foundation network and the host of Democracy Now! (DN) its most expensive, if not most popular program. Amy Goodman has been receiving an officially stated stipend from Pacifica of $440,000 a year, but according to Pacifica's Treasurer Jabari Zakiya Goodman is in fact receiving $1 million dollars a year for a minimum period of 5 years [2002 -2007 period] according to the fine print of her generous contract with Pacifica . Although the overall terms of Goodman's contract remain a secret, the actual document has not been released; we only have an unofficial summary of its terms. Its generally believed that Goodman has been given ownership of her program, despite the fact that DN had been started through the donated nickels and dimes of the Foundation's thousands of mostly working class and poor contributors.

During the 2001 "Pacifica civil war" the dissident board members and their supporters claimed that the Foundation had been subject to a "theft" by the former Board majority. The dissidents claimed that there was a plot to "sell a station," they claimed that Board members were tied to corporations and wanted to deny the free speech of Pacifica's programmers, particularly Amy Goodman, they said the former Board had sanctioned producers being "fired and banned" to silence their political activism and they claimed the Board wanted to turn Pacifica into a clone of National Public Radio[NPR]. Since the court enforced settlement that ended the civil war in January 2002 we've observed this dissident faction in action and it's now possible to assert that in fact it was the dissidents themselves who have used the Pacifica Foundation to further their own personal and selfish agendas.

In fact the only "theft" that has occurred at Pacifica is the transfer of DN [Democracy Now] to Amy Goodman without debate or discussion. In the 50-year history of Pacifica the loss of DN is the only time a major asset has been sold, in the case of DN an asset was given away without any recompense to the Foundation. Despite unproven and vehemently denied allegations made during the "civil war" that there were plans afoot to "sell" a Pacifica station by the former Board.

The hypocrisy of the dissident faction is that in fact the only transfer was the ownership of DN to Amy Goodman. This occurred without debate, discussion or even the formality of a vote by the interim Board.

During 2001 the mantra was invoked that producers had been "fired and banned," yet as with the so-called "stringers strike" against the Pacifica Network News the allegations were like the geyser Old Faithful, a lot steam and not much substance, delivered on a regular schedule. Hypocritically the new Pacifica has seen the massive firing and banning of producers. More than 50 Pacifica employees have been fired, even more driven away from the network by a new crop of vindictive, self-important managers who have taken to ruling Pacifica with a self-aggrandizing attitude of papal-like infallibility. Just a few weeks ago I entered the studios of WBAI to assist Gary Null with his show. Program Director Bernard White confronted me saying straight out that I was forbidden to go on the air. When asked if his order meant I couldn't call in WBAI talk shows as a listener White replied "I'm not saying anything." White made it clear to the engineer on duty that he would lose his job if I were allowed on air.

The Pacifica Network News (PNN) was swept away within weeks of the interim Board's assumption of power eliminating Pacifica's place on the stage of national politics in Washington DC. The anemic replacement for PNN, Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) has failed to grow into the slot vacated by PNN. One of the criticisms leveled by the dissidents was that PNN had been using outside contractors to provide some news stories, the hypocrisy is the current FSRN role as permanent outside contractors with Pacifica now buying all of its network news from an outside source.

Repeatedly the dissidents claimed that the former Board was attempting to "Corporatize" Pacifica yet the only sign of corporate underwriting anywhere near the Foundation is the support DN gets through its associates at Downtown Community Television and Indymedia from billionaire financier George Soros. As far as the allegation that there was a plan to make Pacifica sound like NPR, looking at Pacifica's Arbitron ratings it's easy to see that many Pacifica programs have little or no audience. If adopting an NPR sound is necessary to get an audience, Pacifica should look into adopting some professional standards of broadcasting and news casting. When I hear Amy Goodman repeatedly ensnare guests she doesn't agree with into a situation best described as "ambush journalism," as she did recently on DN with Alan Dershowitz, I ask myself is this news or Goodman's own version of infotainment?

Amy Goodman writes in the introduction to the Project Censored publication "Censored 2004, The Top 25 Censored Stories," that "Pacifica is a network run by journalists and artists." yet in reality Pacifica is run by one journalist, Ms Goodman herself who hoards all the Foundation's resources, with not an artist to be found among the Foundation's current crop of leaders. Nowhere in any founding principles of Pacifica does it say that the network should represent the political line of one producer or any single group of producers.

The overwhelming reaction that I get from everyone who has dealt with Amy Goodman, including her union reps, the NLRB reps, her co- workers at every level and personal experience is that she has a slash and burn approach coupled with a ravenous ego. Pacifica is primarily a radio network and not a political organization. Continuing to represent Pacifica, as a political group will only succeed in keeping Pacifica as irrelevant as most of the leftist alphabet soup groups that support her are today.

This page was last updated on 10.08.03


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More on Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, and 'Fiercely Independent' Leftist Radio (August 20, 2012)

Democracy Now!' Program Underwriter, Lannan Foundation, Censors Anti-War Journalist John Pilger (July 9, 2011

Amy Goodman and The Rockefeller Foundation (Sep. 6, 2005)

Amy Goodman, Left Gatekeeper by Scott Loughrey (August 27, 2005)

The Ford Foundation & The CIA (Dec. 15, 2001)


Dec. 23, 2013
Amy Goodman

Hi, Ken.

I noticed the article about Amy Goodman and her earnings, and it reminded me of my encounter with her. I work as a limo driver in central Jersey, and one day I had the dubious pleasure of bringing her from New York City to Newark Airport. When I read her name on my job sheet, I knew I had heard of her, but I was not sure of the context. It wasn't until later that I realized it was from reading I said to her that her name rang a bell, and she told me about her TV program Democracy Now. The thing I remember most about the ride was that as I was going toward the Lincoln Tunnel entrance, I encountered some road construction and a detour, which is one of those things that happens all the time there. I ended up making a wrong turn, and she just freaked out, lamenting that she was going to miss her flight. As it turned out, the error I made must have cost about 3 minutes of extra travel time. I did find my way out of the city and got her to the airport, much to my relief. No tip, of course. So that's my Amy Goodman story.

William E

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